Welcome – Over the past few years, we've been spending much more time at home – and it’s become clearer than ever what an effect our decorating can have on our mood and psyche.
If you’ve decided your white walls are boring, that things are starting to feel stale or your design no longer meets you and your family’s needs or priorities, it’s time for a new look. But what if you’re not sure where to start?
Whether you're building new, moving or simply looking to redecorate your home to better suit your personality and lifestyle, we’ve rounded up the best of the best paint and decorating ideas in this habitat plus to help inspire your next project. Sorted by mood and theme, it’s easy to find Resene paint colours, wood stains and wallpaper designs to suit every style and taste. Adapt the ideas and colour combinations to suit your own quick weekend refresh, a new feature to indulge your favourite Resene colours or a total home makeover.
We hope this habitat plus will help inspire creative ideas of your own. We’d love to see what you create – and perhaps your creativity might be just the clever idea someone else needs to get inspired to start their own decorating project.
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Soothing shades and natural finishes are two trends that work well together. Wall in Resene Breathless (top half) and Resene Duck Egg Blue (lower half), floor in Resene Colorwood Breathe Easy, skirting board in Resene Breathless, rattan pendant in Resene Colorwood Whitewash, bedside table and bench in Resene Half Duck Egg Blue, planter in Resene Teal Blue and vase in Resene Undercurrent. Bedlinen, cushion and throw from Small Acorns.
Contributing stylists: Gem Adams, Kate Alexander, Amber Armitage, Shelby George, Megan Harrison-Turner, Laura Lynn Johnston, Annick Larkin, Vanessa Nouwens, Emily Somerville-Ryan, Leigh Stockton, Melle van Sambeek.
Contributing photographers: Bryce Carleton, Simon Devitt, Wendy Fenwick, John Foster, Melanie Jenkins, Dennis Radermacher, Eve Razey, Studio South.
Selected photos courtesy of Bossley Architects, Cove Construction, Day Architects, Izzard Design, JWA Architects, Nood, SGA (Strachan Group Architects), Totem Studio Architects.
If you have an idea, project or story that you think would suit habitat plus, we’d love to hear from you. Please drop us an email with your details and include photos if submitting a project.
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